Highlighted Journals: Astronomy & Astrophysics

January 2014

The table below lists prominent journals in a given specialty area according to three separate measures, based on metrics found in Journal Citation Reports® from Thomson Reuters.

Rank Most Prolific 2012 Impact Factor Eigenfactor® Score
1 Physical Review D
(3,317 articles)
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Astrophysical Journal
2 Astrophysical Journal
Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Physical Review D
3 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Living Reviews in
Solar Physics
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
4 Astronomy & Astrophysics
Astronomy and Astrophysics Review
Astronomy & Astrophysics
5 Astrophysical Journal Letters
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Astrophysical Journal Letters

The left-hand column highlights the field's prolific journals, listing them according to the number of papers that each published in the current JCR year, 2012. Journals in the middle column are listed according to their 2012 Impact Factor, which is calculated by taking the number of all current citations to source items published in a journal over the previous two years and dividing by the number of articles published in the journal during the same period—in other words, a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. The right-hand column lists journals according to their Eigenfactor® score, a calculation based on the number of times articles published by the journal in the past five years have been cited in the JCR year, also taking into account the citation influence of the journals that contributed to those citations. The Eigenfactor® score, by considering the overall network of citations, controls for varying citation patterns in different fields and also eliminates the influence of journal self-citation (www.eigenfactor.org).

SOURCE: Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports

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